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    “Ellen Foster” is a novel written by Kaye Gibbons, who is an award winning author. The novel is praised as an unfortunate upbringing of a little girl name Ellen, who takes the readers through her childhood at her point-of-view. Ellen Foster is considered a emotional heart-warming book thus Ellen is an orphan and abandoned by her family. The novel demonstrates courage through Ellen’s will to survive, hope, and her coming of age. The will to survive is psychological force to fight for survival either mentally or physically, throughout the novel Ellen demonstrates this through how she deals with child abuse. One example of this is her ability to cope with her alcoholic, abusive father. In the story, Ellen is left to live alone with only her…

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    Ellen Foster Analysis

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    Ellen Foster was written by Kaye Gibbons, and the book is narrated by a young girl named Ellen Foster, telling the reader about the unique childhood she experienced, filled with an abusive father and many different homes and experiences that a ten year old child typically wouldn’t have. When interpreting the book Ellen Foster through a social power lense, you can see that the power of the society and the way Ellen grew up, and the experiences she had under the power of her elders, really pushed…

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    Ellen Foster Themes Kaye Gibbons’ novel, Ellen Foster, was published in 1987. This was the first novel she had written. Ellen Foster chronicles the rough life of a young girl named Ellen. She is faced with the troubles of growing up as an only child with a sick mother, and an abusive, alcoholic father. Throughout the novel, Kaye Gibbons captures her reader’s attention by focusing on tragedy after tragedy in Ellen’s life. The main themes that she elaborates on are race, friendship, loyalty,…

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    bonds with any adults, have difficulty connecting with others and be unable to trust others (Quick). The novels Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons and Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock both follow the stories of girls who have parents who do not show them genuine love and affection. The former is about Ellen who experiences abuse from her father and moves between unsafe homes until she takes it upon herself find a new mother. The…

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    In life, most children that are around ten years of age have a very low maturity level. But this does not prove to be the case with Ellen from Ellen Foster. This raise in maturity in Ellen also helps raise her intelligence and ability to read emotions as well. All three of these abilities Ellen use throughout the book to help her get through the rough life that she has. Ellen has a very advanced maturity level compared to a regular ten-year-old that helps guide her throughout the novel. Ellen’s…

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    Ellen Foster is a bildungsroman by Kaye Gibbons, dealing with a young girl named Ellen whose troubled family affected her, as well as her views on life and the world she lives in. Her views on the five pillars, school, self, family, society, and faith, are greatly affected. The pillar of family most impacts Ellen because her struggles with her biological family cause her to reach out to others and leads to her acceptance in diversity of race, lifestyle, and background. At the beginning of the…

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    Mary Gordon is a well known Canadian educator and founder of Roots of Empathy and Seeds of Empathy programs. Her devotion and dedication are to promote emotional literacy while building empathy among all children. Mary Gordon is recognized internationally as an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, author, child advocate and parenting expert who has created and implemented programs supported by the power of empathy. Gordons mission “is to build caring, peaceful and civil societies…

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    Ellen Foster Journal Entry

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    I chose to write journal entries about the book Ellen Foster written by Kaye Gibbons. Each of the journal entries are written by Ellen showing her perspectives over different scenarios throughout the book. The first journal entry she writes is about her dad being an abusive father. She writes about how she is tired of being abused and she ends up finding another place to go. The second journal entry is saying how she was only able to stay at her Aunt's house for a short while until she had to go…

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    In the book Ellen Foster a novel written by Kaye Williams is unlike any simple book about Cinderella. The young woman Ellen whom is the main character in the story is raised by her mother and father and due to a tragedy of losing her mother, she is left to fend off for herself with a drunk and abusive father. She…

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    Ellen Degeneres Qualities

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    things and discover new opportunities. She is always offering her support and encouragement. She is a true role model and leader, many people can relate to her, trust her and are inspired by her such as myself. Ellen DeGeneres is a famous talk show host and a well-known comedian. She was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. In her early life, she dreamed to become a veterinarian but she did not pursue that career. In the process of trying to find her desire she waited tables,…

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